Land Rover reveals the 3rd generation Discovery at the Paris Motor Show

The 3rd generation of the Land Rover Discovery is the biggest ever: 4.97 m. Almost 5 m long, what could explain why some call it 5, but this is not the reason. This would presumably indicate a 5th generation, but the 2 and 4 were only facelifts of the 1 and 3. With things cleared up, Land Rover stresses this is one of the most capable Discovery ever produced. And one of the best looking as well, as you can see in the images below.

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Besides being 4.97 m long, the new Discovery is 2.07 m wide (with mirrors folded), 1.85 m tall and it has a 2.92 m wheelbase, what allows it to be a 7-seater. Most engine options are turbodiesel units. The Ingenium mills, or 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines, come with 132 kW and 177 kW, always at 4,000 rpm. Torque is respectively 430 Nm and 500 Nm (at 1,500 rpm) and both engines are Euro6 compliant. There are 2 3.0-liter V6 engines, a turbodiesel that delivers 190 kW at 3,750 rpm and 600 Nm from 1,750 rpm up to 2,250 rpm, and a petrol unit that produces 250 kW at 6,500 rpm and 450 Nm between 3,500 rpm and 5,000 rpm.

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It is a sign of times that the Discovery went from a vehicle that could endure a Camel Trophy to a vehicle that will take the Baby Camels basketball team to receive the private school trophy…

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.